Chile volcano eruption sends lava shooting into the sky

PHOTO: Chile's Villarrica volcano can be seen erupting, March 3, 2015.
PHOTO: Chile's Villarrica volcano can be seen erupting, March 3, 2015.

PANGUIPULLI, Chile (ABC) – Chile’s Villarrica volcano erupted overnight, sending lava shooting into the night sky.

The amazing display was visible from miles away.

Slideshow Photos from the volcano eruption

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The volcano erupted at about 3 a.m. local time, according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations.

Villarrica is one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, with increased activity reported in the past month.

The 9,000-foot volcano is located in Chile’s central valley about 400 miles south of Santiago.

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